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Vale Tony Hudson

By Club News

We are saddened to announce the passing of one of the Hobart Sporting Car Club’s most dedicated volunteers – Tony Hudson.

Tony made a very significant contribution to the Club and motorsport in general through various roles he performed including Club Secretary, Club Treasurer, Club Membership Officer and Race Secretary. Added to that he and his wife Deb ran the spectator gate at Baskerville and if that wasn’t enough Tony was an important member of the Baskerville Historics Committee and most recently a founding member of the Baskerville 1000 Committee – an event Tony had a great affinity to. Motorsport and family were the driving forces behind Tony’s life.

He will be greatly missed in motorsport circles and also within his family – our sincere condolences to wife Deb and extended family.

Tony always said it was motorsport that gave him purpose in life especially in his latter years. Tony was very proud of his achievements – what an honour knowing your contribution has made a big difference to your community of interest.

Thank you Tony for everything you have done and to your family for supporting you in your motorsport endeavours.

Funeral details are below:

Friday 18th November at 12.30pm
Turnbull Funerals
71 Letitia Street, North Hobart
Friends and family are welcome to witness his final lap of Pepsi Max Baskerville Raceway at 2pm after his funeral.

For those that cannot make it, here is the Funeral live stream link.

Notice of a Special General Meeting for Constitution updates

By Club News

Hobart Sporting Car Club advise of an upcoming Special General Meeting for the purpose of considering a special resolution to change the Hobart Sporting Car Club of Tasmania’s Constitution. The updated Constitution (V0.8) can be viewed in the link below.

HSCC Constitution V0.8

This meeting is called as per the agreement made at the August Special General Meeting to further update the Constitution as per members request and revisit within 3 months.
The special resolution to change the Clubs Constitution  is the only item on the agenda.

The purposes of this special resolution are to:
1. Update a document that is inconsistent with the current Tasmanian Government Model Rules and in some areas irrelevant;
2. Update Membership application and approval processes to allow for the online members portal;
3. Update the Banking and Finance section to allow for online transactions and increase the unauthorised amount that is able to be spent by a member of the Committee to $200;
4. Generally revise and update the format, language and readability of the document.

The details of the meeting are as follows:
Date: Tuesday 29th November 2022
Time: 7pm
Place: The Civic Club, 134 Davey St, Hobart, 7001
Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Please RSVP your attendance to or 0408 679 908.

Melanie Beets
Hobart Sporting Car Club

New Club Treasurer sought

By Club News

Due to the recent retirement of our long-serving treasurer, the HSCC is seeking a capable person to undertake this volunteer role.

It’s not onerous task but it IS an important one.

The Club has more than 400 members so we’d like to think that somewhere among this cohort – plus their families, friends and supporters – is an intelligent person with established basic admin skills who could join the current volunteer committee in helping to keep the Club strong and vibrant.

There would be plenty of help and advice from experienced club members during the transition and beyond.

The Club is preparing for an exciting and financially sustainable future. A keen, committed Treasurer is an essential part of the team taking us there.

Please consider this role or recommending a suitable candidate.

Please send queries or expressions of interest to or call Club President Mike Ellis for a chat on 0409 418 988

Click HERE for a Role Description.


By Baskerville 1000

The final Baskerville 1000 event for 2022 was Sunday 6 November.

The 13th Autocraft Baskerville 1000 was a ripper – fabulous weather, all starters finished, and record pointscore of 1025 points amassed by the outright winners.
The Mitsubishi Lance-a-Lot team of Peter and Adam Bellchambers joined by previous winner Steve Smith was victorious after a solid performance from the get-go.
After six hours and 267 laps the team was just 10 points clear of (also previous winners) Team Newie’s Mitsubishi Magna, which had an all-afternoon cat-and-mouse stoush with two-time winners Tool Racing’s Toyota, which finished third.
After leading for a while, the Toolsters managed to salvage third outright despite losing time in the pits investigating a driveshaft boot failure.
Another stellar performance by the large contingent of fantastic volunteer officials who, as usual, made the day happen smoothly. Thanks all!
Click HERE for results.

The official charity was Bonorong Wildlife Park and Hospital, which will receive donations of old blankets and a cash donation from the HSCC and the B1K Committee.

Symmons Plains 6-Hour

Preparations are well advanced for the inaugural running of the Six Hours of Symmons on Sunday 4 December.  Entry forms, Supp Regs and key documents are available on the B1K webpage HERE.


By Historics

The popular Baskerville Historics race weekend presented by SRT Logistics, Penrite and Shannon’s was a great success despite the weather in the early days  really testing everybody (and the track’s drainage).

With borders re-opening we were able to welcome back many interstate competitors and visitors.

Thanks to all involved in whatever capacity.


By Club News

Former Club President and Chairman Mike Ellis had been acting HSCC Chairman for the past several months following Graeme Soden’s resignation. At the recent AGM Mike was officially returned to the role.

Ayrton Richardson remains Vice President while the Treasurer role remains vacant (for now) following the retirement of longtime Treasurer and occasional Race Secretary Tony Hudson after a stellar 14 years of service in senior roles. However, Tony continues as Membership Officer.

Greg Mays stepped back to General Committee but retains the important Event Secretary role. He is replaced as Club Captain by Krystyna Sutton – the first female Club Captain in the Club’s history.

In addition to Greg, the General Committee is Andrew Bird, Mike Ashmore, Cam Kuc and Donald Potter.

Adrian Wilson stepped down from the committee after several years valuable service.

Special General Meeting

At the preceding Special General Meeting it was advised that the motion to adopt a new Club Constitution would not be put. It was deferred for approximately three months to enable further consultation and changes.



TCRC was a successful weekend of practice, regularity and racing.  Sunday’s  events provided some of the closest racing seen in recent times.

Brad Sherriff missed by an agonising 8/100th of a second in his attempt to  break World F1 Champion Alan Jones’ almost 40 year-old sports sedan lap record.  A small consolation was his lowering of his own local Sports Sedan record.  Brad promises to return for the next round to have another crack in his amazing 9000 rpm, 1200 bhp Nissan Skyline.

Congratulations to Jeremy Dyer who managed to eclipse the 16 year-old Formula Vee lap record formerly held by veteran racer/engineer Noel Clark – who fortuitously and coincidentally was fettling Jeremy’s Elfin Crusader.



Entries have opened for Round Three of the TCRC to be held over the weekend of 9/10 July.

Originally scheduled as a Sunday-only event, the previously nominated HSCC Saturday practice day will now feature both private practice sessions for all TCRC competitors, along with official TCRC Regularity events.

Sunday will just be qualifying and racing events. The sked does not include HQs or Sports and Racing Cars.

Entry details are on the TCRC page.


By Baskerville 1000

Congratulations to all competitors and especially the prize winners in both Autocraft B1K events in May.

After cold starts in the morning the weather was kind if not a bit cool – but at least it didn’t rain.

Both days had spirited competition and as we’ve come to know, a wonderfully friendly atmosphere along pitlane with families and friends enjoying their own team spirit and the collegiality among rival teams.

Remarkably, both days featured a close day-long battle at the top but none closer than at the close of the Sunday event – a tie for first place after 6 hours with both teams on equal points and laps. A first for the B1K in its 11-event history.

Congratulations to the Sunday joint winners – the Renault Clio of Nicholas Dellas, Stellios Kaponas and Rod Bender, who managed 990 points from 272 laps. As did the Magna run by the family team of Daniel, Lachlan and Glen Newman. It was an enthralling final 20 minutes as both teams desperately tried in vain to steal at least a lap’s worth of points from each other.

Also congrats to the Saturday event winners who also engaged in a cat and mouse battle in the final hour with the other podium placers. Regularity guru and B1k co-architect Bruce Thomas won his third B1k aided by Callan Thomas and Scott Waters in their smaller, lighter more economical (than their traditional Falcons) Ford Laser. They amassed 1005 points from 251 laps after delays due to safety cars and red flags.

Results for both days are on the Club’s website and lap times (as well) are on the NatSoft website.

Thanks to Vanessa Cooper for stepping into the breech and doing a great job as timekeeper! The B1K is nothing without a reliable timing system and we had exactly that all weekend!

The next B1k is slated for 21 August. Due to the demand for entries the Club is examining the possibility of a second August B1K event.

Stay tuned! If it happens all previous competitors will be notified.